My church has been in an interesting season. We have been fast-tracking the church year. What that means in practical terms is that we were celebrating Advent during Lent and now Christmas during Easter. I know – kind of odd. But it has been quite a refreshing experience. I was surprised to discover the deep meaning I sensed in singing Christmas carols outside of the normal Christmas season (that has been so co-opted by western commercialism). And what I found was that rather than ignoring Lent and Easter, I actually had a deeper appreciation for the season through the lens of the incarnation.
So I want to extend my prayers for all of you for a blessed Easter. May you experience the reality of the presence of the Risen Jesus the Christ who hailed from the very real, human place of Nazareth.
He knows us. He has overcome for us.
Thanks be to God.